Wednesday gone was our Republic Day in Guyana, and the big event was the Mashramani Parade, so I had already decided that I was going to pick one of those photos for this week’s Deck image.
After several days of torrential and continuous rain (that flooded my house) the day was Sunny, very sunny, still clouds on the horizon, and every once in a while, above us, but primarily sunny. My head now looks like a large cherry on top my shoulders, I am sunburnt. But hopefully after I upload all the selected images from the day, I’ll think it was worth it 🙂
I chose one that I think represented the exuberance and gaiety, the sheer joy of tramping and mashing down the road that the revellers seem to possess (on and off) through their parade.
12 thoughts on “2011 Deck – Week 8”
I keep missing this. Every year I decide I am going to go out and every year something comes up that stops me. Having seen the stuff you get every year, I am absolutely going to go out next year (unless something comes up 🙂
Yes Nik, your son will be at the age where they’ll ask him how he spent Mash day, so you’d better make the effort next year 🙂
Great shot! I think it was worth the sunburn – but then, that’s easy for me to say 🙂
Thanks JP, yes, worth the sunburn, although I’m still paining and peeling 🙂
Very nice. Love the colors and the excitement as seen in the kids faces in the background.
Thanks Sasi, glad you noticed the background, at first glance the man dominates and the excitement in the background can be overlooked 🙂
beautiful portrait, michael! so much color and contrast, and the expression is priceless. and what dedication to suffer a sunburn in order to get the shot! ; ) do you know the significance of the emblems on his hat?
Thanks Joseph, it started out as a way to get photos for my daughter to use in school, when they ask the students for clippings and photos from Mashramani 🙂 Well worth it 🙂
Love love the colours, what a great shot Mike!
Thanks David (Williams), its the best of the set! I am happy with it 🙂
What a great shot and smile you captured. The angles of the white attire make for an interesting composition. He looks so friendly.
Thanks Martina, this was definitely the best for that day! I was fortunate that day with some good photos.